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Military culture is a loosely defined concept with lines of inquiry and influence spanning history, anthropology, sociology, political science, communications, managerial theory, and psychology. Broadly, it can be defined as the beliefs and behaviors shared by a military group, a group often formalized into an organization or institution that perpetuates and inculcates new members with the group identity. It provides a set of beliefs, practices, traditions, and norms of behavior, providing a framework for behavior within the group and in relations with outside entities. Military culture is rooted in the ancient practices of warrior groups, whose ethos still permeates military communities, binding combatants together with a sense of fraternity across time and space.

Values of the Ethos

This ethos encompasses the values of loyalty, sacrifice, prowess or ...

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